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Hi all.

So my PC is scheduled for a reinstall of windows 7 soon and i've been thinking of splashing out on this:

http://www.ebuyer.com/271731-corsair-60gb-nova-series-2-ssd-2-5-sata-ii-read-270mb-s-cssd-v60gb2

to install Windows 7 on, and having my two samsung f3's in raid 0 for storage.

Would this be doable? Will i run into any problems by doing this? Anything you guys would recommend?
post #2 of 10
Yeah you'll be fine. Just plug it in, set the ssd settings to AHCI mode in BIOS, and install it onto the ssd. It's really that simple. It will automatically make partitions for you.
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Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

Yeah you'll be fine. Just plug it in, set the ssd settings to AHCI mode in BIOS, and install it onto the ssd. It's really that simple. It will automatically make partitions for you.

Thanks for the prompt reply.
Do you think there will be any noticable improvement in system performance by doing this?
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Originally Posted by importflip View Post

I think you'd be better off with this: http://www.ebuyer.com/264770-crucial-64gb-m4-ssd-ct064m4ssd2
That and follow Sean's Guide: http://www.ebuyer.com/264770-crucial-64gb-m4-ssd-ct064m4ssd2

Thanks, any reason why you suggest this model? considering it's pretty much the same price, I'd go for it if you think it's a better product or could improve performance.
post #5 of 10
1) Boot times should be even faster with an SSD compared to RAID F3s. Here is a thread on OCN about a similar comparison between RAID HDDs vs a SSD: http://www.overclock.net/t/753772/corsair-nova-32gb-ssd-vs-raid-0-samsung-f3-1tb-benchmarks-pics/0_100

2) The M4 has better 4K speeds than the Nova. This translates to better performance. Sequential doesn't matter as much.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilsplashy View Post

Yeah you'll be fine. Just plug it in, set the ssd settings to AHCI mode in BIOS, and install it onto the ssd. It's really that simple. It will automatically make partitions for you.

Thanks for the prompt reply.
Do you think there will be any noticable improvement in system performance by doing this?
If you are going to run RAID 0 with your F3's use RAID mode not AHCI.
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I think you'd be better off with this: http://www.ebuyer.com/264770-crucial-64gb-m4-ssd-ct064m4ssd2
That and follow Sean's Guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

Thanks, any reason why you suggest this model? considering it's pretty much the same price, I'd go for it if you think it's a better product or could improve performance.

OMG M4 is way better than that old out of date SSD , definitely get the newer M4.
And my guide is awesome. smile.gif
post #7 of 10
Thingamajig I have already made the move you are thinking of and I am loving the 10 15 second boot times with full BIOS check at boot no less
You will need to install your OS to the SSD with the BIOS set to AHCI which will screw up any RAID option you have in mind, but I found a thread with a link provided by DuckieHo that solves the problem with out having to hack your Registry
Original thread

Windows error

I hope this helps you as much as it did me
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http://www.ebuyer.com/268239-ocz-60gb-agility-3-ssd-2-5-sata-iii-read-525mb-s-write-agt3-25sat3-60g

I personally say go for this, its only a few quid more and the speeds are nearly double, they are nearly on par with force GT
    
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http://www.ebuyer.com/268239-ocz-60gb-agility-3-ssd-2-5-sata-iii-read-525mb-s-write-agt3-25sat3-60g

I personally say go for this, its only a few quid more and the speeds are nearly double, they are nearly on par with force GT

No it is not on par with the Force GT. It uses Asynchronous NAND not synchronous, it is ~ less than half as fast with compressed data.

And the M4 destroys it in benches, reliability and product support for £3 more...

M4
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Originally Posted by donk165 View Post

http://www.ebuyer.com/268239-ocz-60gb-agility-3-ssd-2-5-sata-iii-read-525mb-s-write-agt3-25sat3-60g
I personally say go for this, its only a few quid more and the speeds are nearly double, they are nearly on par with force GT

Looks like Sandforce marketing ploys sucked another one in.
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